- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Distillery Exclusive
- 1st fill European Oak Sherry Quarter Cask
- Number of bottles
- 56.5 % Vol.
- 500 ml
- Bottle code
- Added on
- 28 May 2020 10:13 pm by niskat
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Whisky Reviews for The Alrik The Handfilled
5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.04 points
- Smoked mackerel pickled in oil. Curious. One dram is enough.
- I stumbled upon this whisky at just the right moment. In a short time I manage to get two bottles of this issue - 3, 2, 1, mine. For this I have to shell out € 115 and € 150.
For me an absolutely new discovery comparable to my first Säntis Dreifaltigkeit.
At first it smells like a lot of work to find your way around. But it's a lot of fun, this journey of discovery.
The first cloud of alcohol is quickly penetrated and it reminds me slightly of freshly cut sourdough bread, which then turns into the specific wood smoke.
Smoked bacon, furniture polish, and maybe iodine. At one point I think I smelled a resemblance to the smell of a new rubber mat in a car.
Dark fruits and burnt rum raisins. A breeze of juniper or a whole herb garden if you imagine it. Something resinous appears. Try it and collect your own impressions.
Sweet, alcoholic sharpness, throat-filling
Herbal spice with a few chocolaty hints. Fruity and caramel notes.
Intense and short - bitter, cold smoke. Something gets stuck in the throat that I don't like so much. Tip: just start all over again.
Conclusion: the bottle flashed me like the first time Säntis Dreifaltigkeit. The material polarizes and will find lovers and despisers. Very few whiskys have this intensity. The girls and boys from the hammer mill found a fan in me.
- Compared to the sister barrel, this Alrik looks a little less round, full-bodied and perfect. It has more nut and spicy notes and less fruit and a little less sweetness.
It is complaining at an extremely high level, however. Because the sister barrel is an absolute godsend, a "Lucky Cask".
The subtle Alrik smoke mixes with heavy sherry flavors such as dates, ripe figs, leather, malt and liquorice. In addition, there are spicy aromas, heather and an interesting nuttiness / chestnut in the smoke. The distillery character is still reflected and is not overlaid by the diverse flavors.
The alcohol is very well integrated, but more noticeable than in the sister barrel, and the aroma load is lower in this comparison. Alrik wood smoke, forest honey, dry dark fruit notes, herbal spices.
First medium length, after a few decorations long, wood smoke, spice, Bavarian malt, forest honey, pipe tobacco melt together.
- I really enjoy the nose on this - well-balanced between oloroso, wood, and wood-smoke. The wood-smoke is rather different from peat, and still a good note. Unfortunately, it falls out of balance in the finish, with dark red fruits coming out on top, along with spice.
- Almost as good as the "first" handfilled (this year).
The flavors are maybe a little more spicy, as I was used to from other PXs.